Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM JTC
















IMAGE: John Tan
MODEL: Graham Reese|Citizen|Red

AFTER THE STORM|ZACH PARNELL












































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IN CONVERSATION|ZACH PARNELL

Name|Zachery Laurence Parnell
Age|21
Hometown|Gordon, Pennsylvania

How did you get discovered?
I went to an open call at the end of May at Red/Citizen Models
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying business management at Temple University in Philadelphia
People would be surprised to know that I...
care about what people think of me. I won't let it get to me but it definitely doesn't heard hurt to know either!
What's your latest obsession?
Meeting as many people as I can to relate to
Your most prize possession?
Family
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Not necessarily a hero but more a role model, my father played a big role
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I always spread love everyday but I actually said it the other day to my brother, Adam!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Confident, giving, spontaneous
Describe your personal style:
I let my style out through my emotions. When it comes to clothes, I just try to make them look good on me!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Hawaii
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
American Beauty  Scene: When the girl is put off by the boy with the video tape....all the while knowing she loves it.
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Player: Cristiano, he is a confident guy
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Gordon, Pennsylvania—There isn't a lot to do in Gordon. You just have to make the most out of it while you are there!
Your favorite recording artist/song:
Flight Facilities by Foreign Language
Your wish for the remaining months to 2012?
For people to be awaken and try to be better themselves and come conscious to the real world!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
Friendship, chocolate and I would miss being able to see people's faces light up from my doing!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: George Brown|Red Citizen
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Zach Parnell|Red Citizen
Special thanks to George Brown and the men's board at Red/Citizen; Zach for the positive vibe despite the rainstorm!
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ZACH PARNELL'S SELF PORTRAIT



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NIGHT OWL|EZEKIEL SMITH































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IN CONVERSATION|EZEKIEL SMITH

Name|Ezekiel Matthew Smith
Age|20
Hometown|Montpelier, Vermont

How did you get discovered?
I was discovered at the train station
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Riding my bicycle from Vermont to New Orleans, before that, traveling in Asia and Europe!
People would be surprised to know that I...
speak Thai
What's your latest obsession?
Astrology
Your most prize possession?
Eyeglasses
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Kurt Cobain 
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my girl this morning. I say it a lot, gotta let people I love know I appreciate them all!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Genuine, adventurous, goofy
Describe your personal style:
Thrifting
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Me Kong river is very beautiful, New Orleans and Wrangell Mountains in Alaska!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Romeo & Juliet (Leonardo DiCaprio's version) Scene: Mercutio's death
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Boxing
Fighter: Manny Pacquiao
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Montpelier, Vermont—Vermont has incredible swimming holes, good cliff for jumping and Bread & Puppet Circus
Your favorite recording artist/song:
Music always changes in my world but today is 1970 Something by Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G., A Piece Of Strange by CunninLynguists has to be my all time favorite album!
Your wish for the remaining months to 2012?
Make lots of money!
If you are no longer in the land of the living, what is the one item (food or otherwise) you will solely miss and why?
Beautiful women and music

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Dave Fothergill|Red Citizen
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ezekiel Smith|Red Citizen
Special thanks to Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Red/Citizen; Ezekiel for coming from Connecticut to meet up with JTC!
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EZEKIEL SMITH'S SELF PORTRAIT


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

THE VISIT|FLORIAN DesBIENDRAS




































Clothing: pink t-shirt, blue trouser and grey sweater, all by Folk; navy sweater by Cheap Monday; charcoal grey shirt by Lifetime; hoodie by American Apparel
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IN CONVERSATION|FLORIAN DesBIENDRAS

Name|Florian  DesBiendras
Age|22
Hometown|St. Valery Sur Somme, France

How did you get discovered?
Discovered the day of my birthday, walking in Paris with my parents!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying graphic design
People would be surprised to know that I...
can read you mind! Haha!
What's your latest obsession?
Dr. Pepper soda—They do not have this soda in France
Your most prize possession?
My mother!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I loved TinTin in my childhood, buying all the books. He was a big traveler, with no fears, trying to figure out all the big dilemmas he was involved in! 
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This summer! 
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Attentive, optimistic, artistic
Describe your personal style:
Urban, casual and comfortable
Your favorite place you have travel to:
The cruise I took in Egypt with my parents for a month with my parents when I was 14...it was amazing!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Death Proof Scene: The last scene!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Women Tennis
Player: Marion Bartoli—She is a fighter who never look down!
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
St. Valery Sur Somme, France—My home town is quite small. (Population: 2000). It is quite magical for me. A medieval city hiding in a bay, the beach right next to it as well!
Favorite moment in modeling:
I love the little pressure you feel just 20 seconds before you go on the runway at every show!
Your favorite recording artist/song:
What Else Is Here by Royksopp
Your wish for the remaining months to 2012?
Have a great time in NYC and do very well in modeling!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Alejandro Smoker|Major
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Florian DesBiendras|Major
Special thanks to Alejandro Smoker and the men's board at Major; Paul Leggieri & Yasuka Kobori at The News PR; Taj Alwan at Azione PR; Florian for spending a Saturday afternoon with JTC!
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FLORIAN DesBIENDRAS' SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, October 22, 2012

EXPOSURE|SAM MARGEVICIUS












































Everywhere I look, there I am|Portraits by the artist/model/photographer Sam Margevicius
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IN CONVERSATION|SAMUEL MARGEVICIUS




Name|Samuel Tomas Margevicius
Age|23
Hometown|Palo Alto, California

How did you get discovered?
I approached Jayson Keeling, a friend and artist (before he was my friend), because I heard him talking about photography, in Strand Bookstore. I asked if I could assist him, he said "no" and that he is a fine artist now but that I should conisder modeling. He told me I should meet Gaspard at ReQuest and that was that...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I've been taking lots of photographs, drawing, writing, skateboarding, hanging out with friends and meeting strangers!
People would be surprised to know that I...
try to be honest and transparent. I speak Spanish, does that count?
What's your latest obsession?
Coffee and cigarettes. I am really into natural light in my apartment and acting! I acted through elementary, middle, high school and college. I already have a role waiting for me to act. Writer/director Haley Giles wrote it, it is called "Bless Her Little Heart". She is just looking for funding at the moment. In the screenplay, I played a dead rock star.
Your most prize possession?
My Milk Studio pens (I work there part time), my Yashica 35 GSM camera, my Warriors Of Radness short shorts (through a job casted by JTC) I pretty much wear them everyday! There is so much soul to them—The first time I washed the shorts, I was in California at the Element/YMCA Skate Camp. I jumped into the lake, when I got out my legs quickly turned blue so now the shorts have this purple washed out look—it's fucking fantastic!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I have a lot heroes, in sports, I want to be A-Rod—I drew a picture of him that ran in the San Francisco for Kids. In skating, I want to be either Mark Appleyard or Shane Cross. In acting, I wanted to be Leonardo DiCaprio in Titantic period, it was my wish to be Jack Dawson in Titantic!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my parents yesterday! 
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Free, present, party girl
Describe your personal style:
I like to wear things non stop till I am so bored of them. I like my clothes to tell you where I've been. As Forest Gump said in the film, "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes...where they have been, what they've done."
Your favorite place you have travel to:
So many great traveling memories...skate camp in California in the summer, skating at Plaza Houssay in Buenos Aires, Argentina and  surfing Huntington Beach with Garrett and swimming in the reservoir on mushrooms with Tyler!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Dead Man directed Jim Jarmusch Scene: "Do you have any tobacco?" That whole movie with all the Neil Young noise. The best scene is gotta be Bill's story about Pai Mei killing the monk who did not return his "slightest of nods" is so relevant to me right now—I am all about the slight, or over exaggerated nod.
Your favorite sport:
I don't really like sports...
Sport: Brazil soccer
Player: Jeremy Lin—He goes to my school and I've photographed him!
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Palo Alto, California—I recommend you smoke a joint around Stanford—go to the cactus garden, Leland Standford Jr. Grave—and go into the intense energy of the library and try not to burst out laughing!
Favorite moment in modeling:
My recent editorial shoot last week for The Ground Magazine. I got to wear a dress in the editorial, smoking cigarettes and piss in front of everyone! Very Kurt Cobain!
Your favorite recording artist/song:
I Feel Just Like A Child by Devandra Banhart—He is a genius!
Your wish for the remaining months to 2012?
Working at events at Milk studios, photographed more great artists and getting a grant possibly from Guggenheim museum!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Gaspard Lukali|ReQuest
IMAGES|Sam Margevicius
Q&A IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sam Margevicius |ReQuest
Special thanks to Gaspard Lukali and the men's board at ReQuest; Sam for the enthusiasm and revealing so much of his inner self to JTC!
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SAM MARGEVICIUS' SELF PORTRAIT